Toddler released from banister by fire crew

A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning.

A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning.

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A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning.

The fire brigade were called just before 11am to the incident on Alexandra Road, Upper Parktsone, after reports that a two-year-old boy had his head stuck.

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire said one crew from Westbourne responded to the incident.

She added: “The two-year-old boy was unharmed though a little upset. The crew had to remove one of the spindles to release him.”

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4:38pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Mejulie1967 says...

and his parents couldn't remove the spindle themselves?
and his parents couldn't remove the spindle themselves? Mejulie1967
  • Score: 27

4:43pm Sat 19 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Mejulie1967 wrote:
and his parents couldn't remove the spindle themselves?
Who would they sue if it went wrong?
[quote][p][bold]Mejulie1967[/bold] wrote: and his parents couldn't remove the spindle themselves?[/p][/quote]Who would they sue if it went wrong? BIGTONE
  • Score: 24

5:14pm Sat 19 Apr 14

drJones says...

madness, if it was a spindle which it more than likely was, cut it!?! all of 30seconds!
madness, if it was a spindle which it more than likely was, cut it!?! all of 30seconds! drJones
  • Score: 19

6:32pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

drJones wrote:
madness, if it was a spindle which it more than likely was, cut it!?! all of 30seconds!
Silcone grease works wonder if placed behind the ears Prince Charles never had this problem
[quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: madness, if it was a spindle which it more than likely was, cut it!?! all of 30seconds![/p][/quote]Silcone grease works wonder if placed behind the ears Prince Charles never had this problem Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

6:38pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Hickery says...

As a taxpayer, I wish a bill would be sent to the parents/carers of the child. One can only imagine how much it cost to send a fire crew to deal with removing a bannister spindle. Honestly, when the heck did folks stop being self-sufficient. It'll be ambulance crews to apply plasters to cut fingers and police to lock up our front doors next!!
As a taxpayer, I wish a bill would be sent to the parents/carers of the child. One can only imagine how much it cost to send a fire crew to deal with removing a bannister spindle. Honestly, when the heck did folks stop being self-sufficient. It'll be ambulance crews to apply plasters to cut fingers and police to lock up our front doors next!! Hickery
  • Score: 15

6:52pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Carolyn43 says...

If a head goes in easily, it's often very easy to get out again by turning the head round - it goes in with the ears pointing backwards and comes out again with the ears pointing backwards, not by pulling the head forward so the bars get caught behind the pinna.
If a head goes in easily, it's often very easy to get out again by turning the head round - it goes in with the ears pointing backwards and comes out again with the ears pointing backwards, not by pulling the head forward so the bars get caught behind the pinna. Carolyn43
  • Score: 6

7:35pm Sat 19 Apr 14

SpookyMinx says...

Oh dear, a similar thing happened to my dog at a local park!! I left my teenage daughter with the dog whilst I nipped home & got a saw. Sorry Bournemouth Council but it was better than wasting the Fire Brigades time!!!
Oh dear, a similar thing happened to my dog at a local park!! I left my teenage daughter with the dog whilst I nipped home & got a saw. Sorry Bournemouth Council but it was better than wasting the Fire Brigades time!!! SpookyMinx
  • Score: 11

4:36am Sun 20 Apr 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Clearly non of the above posters have toddlers themselves.

Let's say the parent was on their own. If they didn't have the tools and their child was very distressed said parent would only be caring about the welfare of they're child.

Therefore they would immediately phone the emergency services. Toddlers do unpredictable things. It doesn't make the parents bad it's just unfortunate.
Clearly non of the above posters have toddlers themselves. Let's say the parent was on their own. If they didn't have the tools and their child was very distressed said parent would only be caring about the welfare of they're child. Therefore they would immediately phone the emergency services. Toddlers do unpredictable things. It doesn't make the parents bad it's just unfortunate. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: -6

8:03am Sun 20 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning.

Impossible to get a head jammed in a banister between balustrades yes .

Oh! I hope the balustrade has been replaced, next headline "Child falls through gap on stairs after fireman leave gapping hole"
A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning. Impossible to get a head jammed in a banister between balustrades yes . Oh! I hope the balustrade has been replaced, next headline "Child falls through gap on stairs after fireman leave gapping hole" Lord Spring
  • Score: 7

8:08am Sun 20 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning.

Impossible to get a head jammed in a banister between balustrades yes .

Oh! I hope the balustrade has been replaced, next headline "Child falls through gap on stairs after fireman leave gapping hole"
Morning m'lud such wit first thing in the morning,watching F1 are we ? A Happy Easter to you :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: A TODDLER who trapped his head in a banister had to be released by a fire crew in Poole this morning. Impossible to get a head jammed in a banister between balustrades yes . Oh! I hope the balustrade has been replaced, next headline "Child falls through gap on stairs after fireman leave gapping hole"[/p][/quote]Morning m'lud such wit first thing in the morning,watching F1 are we ? A Happy Easter to you :) retry69
  • Score: 7

11:14am Sun 20 Apr 14

madras says...

Oh FFS, at least this is less of a waste of time than a significant number of 'emergency' calls..
Oh FFS, at least this is less of a waste of time than a significant number of 'emergency' calls.. madras
  • Score: -8

3:27pm Mon 21 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Clearly non of the above posters have toddlers themselves.

Let's say the parent was on their own. If they didn't have the tools and their child was very distressed said parent would only be caring about the welfare of they're child.

Therefore they would immediately phone the emergency services. Toddlers do unpredictable things. It doesn't make the parents bad it's just unfortunate.
It certainly wouldn't have been a very bright idea to leave him dangling by the neck while mum went off lookiing for a saw.

Shouting, crying and screaming - good.
Gone very quiet - not good.

I hope someone measures the gap between the spindles before deciding whether to remove and refit all of them correctly, or just replace the damaged one. Either this particular toddler has a very small head, or the spindles weren't fitted correctly.

IIRC (check UK building regs first) the spindles should be spaced so that a 4" ball cannot be passed between them.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Clearly non of the above posters have toddlers themselves. Let's say the parent was on their own. If they didn't have the tools and their child was very distressed said parent would only be caring about the welfare of they're child. Therefore they would immediately phone the emergency services. Toddlers do unpredictable things. It doesn't make the parents bad it's just unfortunate.[/p][/quote]It certainly wouldn't have been a very bright idea to leave him dangling by the neck while mum went off lookiing for a saw. Shouting, crying and screaming - good. Gone very quiet - not good. I hope someone measures the gap between the spindles before deciding whether to remove and refit all of them correctly, or just replace the damaged one. Either this particular toddler has a very small head, or the spindles weren't fitted correctly. IIRC (check UK building regs first) the spindles should be spaced so that a 4" ball cannot be passed between them. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

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